4th House Lord in 10th House


Last updated on March 6th, 2023 at 04:41 pm

What does 4th House Lord in 10th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 4th house of the birth chart is located in the 10th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this combination

As a general effect of this combination, the significations of the 10th house such as karma or main duties in life, responsibilities, karma, profession, order & regulations, midheaven & brightest point in life, public life, high achievements, social rank & status, honor, high authority, etc are influenced by the significations of the 4th house, such as peace of mind, mother, comforts, luxuries, conveyances, domestic happiness, property, land, real estate, buildings, general education & learning tendencies, agriculture, private life, etc.

The combination in question is generally considered very auspicious for various reasons.

To start with, both, the 4th and 10th houses are considered very auspicious quadrant houses which are named Kendra Bhava in sidereal Vedic astrology. The combination of these houses is very auspicious as the effects of two strong houses get supported and amplified.

Secondly, the 4th house lord in the 10th house is giving a direct aspect upon its own house, the 4th house. According to Vedic astrology, this protects its own house, the 4th house, and brings strong results into the 10th house topics after initial discomfort.

Equally, the 4th ruler in the 10th house is in the seventh from own house/sign, which is considered a good distance from own house/sign. It is because the 7th also belongs to the quadrant houses in sidereal Vedic astrology which is represented by Libra, the scales. Hence, this combination indicates balanced energies between the significances of all houses in combination.

In addition to that, the 10th house is the house of growth or Upachaya Bhava which means that the significations of the 4th house gain strength gradually over time.

The 4th house belongs to Moksha Trikona making it a carrier of piety that is required for salvation. The 10th house belongs to Artha Trikona making it a carrier for supporting worldly matters required to fulfill duties and responsibilities.

Results of 4th House Lord in 10th House

Virtuous Duty Conveys Delight

Peace of mind is one of the majorly recognized topics of the 4th house making its ruler useful in determining how it is achieved and maintained for various personalities.

With the given combination, it is possible to directly interpret that a real sense of contentment is achieved via career, profession, duty, responsibilities, and good actions as the 10th house signify.

When a person fulfills their duties, they feel a sense of relief in their mind that they have contributed to society successfully. With each fulfilled responsibility, no matter if it is done via small or huge actions, one feels as if they take care of large amounts of people. And we all know that giving is the ultimate form of receiving.

As the 4th house is an auspicious house of virtue, its effect on the 10th house of action is very positive indicating that one is especially eager to do work persistently and piously leading to wonderful outcomes (by God).

The first part of receiving is the peace of mind that makes us feel content and proceed to live a pious life that is fortified with righteous action that benefits everyone around us.

All people have the capacity to increase their contribution to social welfare via career or the public sector. However, we know that there are people rising in different periods and they all have some differences.

Speaking of which, individuals with this combination shine brightly during the significant planetary periods of the 4th house ruler in the 10th house (main period, sub-period, transit return).

Shining brightly in this context is meant that their virtues, such as compassion and a natural tendency to contribute to social well-being make them well known. Selfless devotion and service truly attract sincere and long-lasting supporters. Not only that, but it also attracts the protection and love of God making them victorious over all wicked and envious opponents, of which there are many as one progresses.

When looking at the 10th Vedic house, adding selflessness to it lands us in the 9th house. More specifically, the 12th (selflessness, indifference, detachment from desires) from the 10th house is the 9th house of religion, righteousness, luck, and fortune. On the other hand, if adding selfish desires, or 11th to the 10th, we arrive at the 8th house of calamity and possibly sudden fall of position/defamation.

What is beautiful about all of the selflessness, is the fact that detaching from selfish desires does not actually deprive us of our rewards. When we arrive at the 10th house or increased social status, and we add selflessness, we arrive at the 9th house. The 9th house is the hidden powerhouse of the 11th house (11th from 11th is the 9th) which means that the very moment we detach from selfishness, we get both fortunes and protection of God.

Soon after persisting in this righteous path, we arrive at the 11th house of fulfillment of all desires. The 11th is the powerhouse of the last 12th house of salvation, which is the attainment of the delight of God, the ultimate success. So it is one little act of selflessness that grants us a quantum leap forward.

God’s Messenger [PBUH] said, “Do not wish to be like anyone, except in two cases: (1) A man whom God has given wealth (and status) and he spends it righteously (to benefit all). (2) A man whom God has given wisdom (beneficial religious knowledge) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 7141

Therefore, according to higher wisdom and also religious wisdom, it is always important to consider increased status as increased responsibility which is achievable and proven by steadfast selfless devotion to the good of all in the name of God Almighty.

And for those who aim very high or make Hereafter (salvation) their goal, God will take care of all of their worldly affairs and organizes them for their highest favor enabling them to prosper miraculously (Sunnah of The Last Prophet [PBUH]).

Moreover, the 10th house signifies consistency in action which reflects their continuous and steadfast virtuous actions which grant them greater social status along with social responsibility. That is because the planet of action Mars stands exalted and gains maximum directional strength in this house of Capricorn (10th sign). This responsibility is a blessing for sincere people because it grants them the possibility to expand the reach of their righteous actions.

This is why it is important and auspicious to integrate virtuous principles with duty and social status. Not only it helps to prosper in society and public affairs/career, but it also attracts the delight of God which is the greatest possible achievement in this world. In fact, salvation, which is also signified by the last 12th house beside the 4th house, also belongs to Moksha Trikona. It means that the goal of each and every soul (1st) is to attain salvation or reunite with God in the Hereafter.

One of the best examples in perspective of dutifulness comes from Aries Ascendant, whose 4th house ruler Moon is in the 10th house Capricorn. According to Saravali, people with this combination are naturally inclined towards truthful, righteous, and religious activities. Understandably it influences their work ethics positively as well yielding a consistent rise in position for good.

Another great example comes from Capricorn Ascendant, whose 4th house ruler Mars is in the 10th house Libra. Because dignity is neutral, a lot of additional outcomes can be seen from the dignity of Venus, the ruler of Libra. In Saravali it is mentioned that they are adventurous and full of vigor for action and thus receive their provision via consistent work.

Mars in the 10th house is considered great because of the maximum directional strength received yielding an exponential increase in efficient action leading to great victories. However, they must guard themselves against submitting to immoral tendencies regarding love matters for it surely causes a loss of earnings.

One of the best examples comes from Sagittarius Ascendant, whose 4th house ruler Jupiter is in 10th house Virgo. According to Saravali, these natives are highly charitable, pure from heart, and steadfast regarding religious activities. As Jupiter is the planet of religion, fortune, and righteousness, its rulership over the 4th house is especially effective indicating doubled efforts regarding virtuous action. This understandably yields increased bliss and contentment from their duty. Not to mention, selflessness grants them long-lasting fortunes and happiness.

Highly Ranked & Honored

Classical source BPHS states that people with this combination enjoy honor from authoritative or kingly people.

This effect is provided by various astrological indications. The 10th house signifies status, honor, rank, and social recognition. Hence, the combination of the auspicious 4th house ruler in the 10th house by itself indicates the strengthened social status of the native.

The increased social status comes from no other reason than their dignity and virtues, especially those mentioned in the previous section of this article.

In addition to that, such natives are very compassionate and this trait is provided by the 4th house, which is the natural home for the fourth zodiac sign Cancer, which denotes emotional and compassionate character.

A great example to illustrate this effect comes from Pisces Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Mercury is in the 10th house Sagittarius. In Brihat Jataka, it is mentioned that they are honored by a king or an authoritative figure. According to Saravali individuals with Sagittarius Mercury are inclined towards performing righteous, religious, and charitable acts.

In the 10th house, this effect is especially prominent because it is the public house where the effect on society is the highest. With that, the responsibility in front of the masses is the highest which they are well capable of handling well due to their righteous inclination, especially during the given planetary period.

Virtues Convey Great Achievements

The 10th house signifies the highest moments and achievements a person can have according to their dignity and intentions. The 10th house actually marks the highest point in the sky during the time of birth of any person.

Now that the 4th house ruler is in the 10th house, the virtues directly influence the achievements, which is definitely a great thing (obviously).

With this combination, such people can achieve a lot during the planetary main or sub-periods of the combination in question because of the auspicious combination of the 4th house ruler in the 10th house, which balances out both houses and protects their own house, just like mentioned earlier.

Virtue is noble behaviour, and sin is that which creates doubt and you do not like people to know about it.

Riyad as-Salihin 623

Because of the 10th house effect, lots of opportunities as well as responsibility will become evident during the planetary period. Therefore, one should increase knowledge, improve attitude, and let go of all bad habits so that no bad thing will hinder them nor cause a sudden fall from the position, whichever sphere one is active.

Religious truth & wisdom to bless your life

Keep repenting and repeating secretly in mind: "God is enough for me and I bear witness that there is no other worthy of worship than the Almighty Creator alone" for the joy and abundance of God to flow in.
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:163)

Whoever makes the Hereafter (aims for piety & righteousness to attain salvation) his/her goal, Allah (english: God) makes his/her heart rich, and organizes his/her affairs, and the world comes to him/her whether it wants to or not.
(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2465)

And God is the most merciful and loving. The God Almighty said: By My might and majesty, I will continue to forgive them, as long as they seek My forgiveness.
(Musnad Aḥmad 11237)

And God protects the faithul more than a caring Mother protects her child.
(Sahih al-Bukhari 5999)

Do not perform idolatry, impiety, disrespect for parents. Never endanger lives (saving one life is like saving whole humanity). Do not commit theft, adultery, false witness (disregard all cruel conspiracies towards innocent believers), and do not envy.
(Surat al-An’am 6:151-153)

The Messenger of God [PBUH] used to stress charity in his sermons, and prohibit mutilation. But protect truth and believers at all costs.
(Sunan an-Nasa'i 4047)

There must be no racism, sects, tribes, or gangs amongst you, and take special care of women, and increased rewards get those who educate women especially who suffer in calamities.
(The Last Sermon, Riyad as-Salihin 278)

Holy Prophet [PBUH] raised the status of and established legal rights for women which were never present before, and protected them from harassment, and stressed duty and good treatment to mother. Also, completely prohibited injustice towards girl-children (unjust people used to get rid of them for financial reasons).

(Sahih al-Bukhari 3446, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 5, al-Baqarah 2:228)

All people are practically beleivers if they believe in one God, The Prophets (some of them: Solomon, Moses, Jesus) and The Seal of Prophets (Muhammad) peace be upon them. That is, do not be quick to judge and leave judgment to God except when there is direct threat to righteous beleivers.

All people are practically beleivers if they believe in one God, The Prophets (some of them: Solomon, Moses, Jesus) and The Seal of Prophets (Muhammad) peace be upon them. That is, do not be quick to judge and leave judgment to God except when there is direct threat to righteous beleivers.
I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying while pointing his hands towards the east: The turmoil would appear from this side; verily, the turmoil would appear from this side (he repeated it thrice)(Sahih Muslim 2905e).

Muhammad [PBUH] was most akin to Jesus [PBUH], who is coming back, and the best of people will be under protection of Jesus [PBUH].
(Riyad as-Salihin 1808)

Some of The Last Words of God via The Last Prophet [PBUH]

The 10th house is also the house of Karma which means that the native has to put in hard work in order to succeed and reap the rewards of this combination.

Doing one’s karma simply means to fulfill the duties that are assigned to one’s soul in order to become prosperous and evolve as a soul to reach heaven.

Accordingly, by performing the duties effectively and with an unconditional will and desire, it is possible to grow the soul spiritually, earn well, achieve great status in society, and most of all, achieve mental peace and harmony by enjoying life.

With their strong power of the mind and emotional intelligence combined with their harmonious, stable, and righteous attitude, they are capable of conquering great heights in the professional sphere and achieving great rank/status in the process.

Righteousness attracts divine protection and good deeds are always supported by the almighty God who is the sole Creator and Owner of the Whole Universe, be aware. All glory to God Almighty.

Emotionally Strong & Intelligent

As the given lord is in 7th from its own house/sign, it supports the significations of the 4th house and balances out with the 10th house.

As a result, such a native is extremely wise and well-learned, that is, having great emotional strength and cognitive power.

Besides this, the 10th house is one of the houses of gradual growth named Upachaya Bhava in Vedic. Therefore, the topics and matters of the 4th house are gradually expanded in the 10th house, which is a positive thing because the 4th is a supportive house with supporting significance.

The great power of the mind and emotional strength is also mentioned in BPHS. It states that people with this combination control all their senses, including their minds.

The emotional intelligence of such natives allows them to control all their senses and become the best version of themselves. Self-control and patience are some of the greatest virtues in the perspective of piety and religion.

Patience is indeed a sign of a powerful mentality and emotional strength which allows for diminishing all dangers, which there are uncountable in the 10th house sphere, where high rank and social status are involved.

As from the 7th position of the 4th lord in 10th from its own house, such natives are well able to control masses with their emotional strength, patience, and intelligence.

The 7th house is a natural home of a stable and balanced character signified by the Libra zodiac sign which signifies peace, balance, harmony, and mutual understanding.

Accordingly, these traits are also inherited by the natives with this combination who are very stable and controlled and are well respected by others.

Society adores the stable and controlled behavior of such natives, who are able to harmonize everything and bring peace to their surroundings. Speaking of which, strictness is also respected, but it is inspired by righteousness, selflessness, and duty.

People will actually feel whether the strictness is inspired by self-righteousness or general righteousness. The latter is for the good of all while the former (selfish motive) radiates lots of selfishness.

Healthy Mindset

As we all know, everything starts with a healthy mindset. Within faith and virtues is the power which enables balancing and controlling emotions and other senses. This is attainable when piety and virtues predominate one’s mind enabling one to be unshakeably patient and controlled.

When one attains this state of mind, one becomes nearly undefeatable in social positions, especially when one stands for higher truth.

Not to mention that increased patience is a sign of increased faith. This also involves peace of mind that God takes care of most worldly affairs for the faithfully devoted believer. A peaceful mind is free of unnecessary fears, and only fears God, and fears of losing God’s divine love. What fear can there even be if God is in their heart and mind, and surrounds them with protective angels?

These natives with this combination definitely have a very strong and healthy mindset which enables them to become prosperous in their field of activity.

Moreover, as the 10th house signifies the main field of activity, career, and profession, it means that these natives achieve a lot in their field of activity with their strong power of the mind and healthy mindset.

As the 4th house signifies land, geography, property, real estate, vehicles, and luxurious articles it indicates that the main field of activity and work may be directly or indirectly related to these topics of the 4th house.

Fond Of Pleasures & Comforts

BPHS also states that such natives are fond of various pleasures and also receive a lot of pleasures.

There are various astrological indicators that support this statement. Firstly, the 7th positioning of the given lord from its own house provides this effect because the 7th belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona.

It means that these natives are subconsciously interested in various pleasures and fulfilling different desires in life that are related to the 4th and 10th houses.

According to that, these natives are fond of creating a comfortable life with various comforts in life and as the combination is auspicious, they achieve in fulfilling their desires.

Equally, they are interested in a lot of sensual pleasures, but usually not in those dirty and immoral pleasures. When they seek pleasure, it is in the purest form by following morals and ethics.

O believers! Do not forbid the good things (that are in accordance with religious piety) which Allah has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Indeed, Allah does not like transgressors.

Surah Al-Ma’idah 87

Speaking of which, all people have their desires which they must keep under control at all costs. It is because it is where things can get out of control really quickly and rather easily. Desires are what tend to increase by themselves which causes spiritual blindness in the mind.

Hence, blessed are those who are truly capable of keeping their natural senses, and desires related to them, under solid control for it protects them against transgression and hypocrisy.

A solid way to keep desires under control is to increase faith. For most, not forbidding religiously lawful matters is what can help. This way the native can function well in society without compromising faith.

In fact, faith is the only real value that remains with the soul even after this life while everything that is tangible on Earth, will perish forever. Therefore, always steer your desires in a way that longs for the love of God and ways that help to attain divine guidance and protection.

Increased Domestic Happiness

The gradual expansion of the 4th house matters in the 10th Upachaya House also indicates an expansion of domestic happiness (4th).

This expansion is reflected by the fact that they do everything in their abilities so they can establish a peaceful and harmonious home environment that provides a lot of domestic happiness (4th). They do everything they can to protect their home environment and peace.

It is because the 4th lord is giving aspect upon its own fourth house in the 10th house. It protects its own house, and the signification of the considered house, one of which is the home environment and domestic happiness.

Being faithful, patient, kind, and balanced people they love peace and harmony and strive to achieve the same balance at home.


The 4th house also signifies the mother indicating that the above-mentioned traits throughout the article are quite dominant in her. Accordingly, the considered combination indicates that the mother of the native is emotionally a very strong person and plays a major role to motivate, support, and guide the native with this combination. She also strives for stability in life and is concerned about performing her duties in life morally.

Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab or Quran with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Always know that this science and the latest religious revelations are separated from each other for more than 5000 years. If you were to evolve from old Vedic science and adopt the latest religious teaching, the leap is worth more than 5000 years of human evolution. I am currently conducting theological updates on all articles, hence some errors may be there. All credit for increased wisdom goes to the best & brightest man who ever walked on Earth who is no other than the Greatest Blessing For Humanity & Seal of Prophets Muhammad ﷺ, and people who kindly taught me the Word of God. All glory to God Almighty.

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Martin Boldovski

All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible, i.e free of blasphemy, with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.



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